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I am Mister Rogers

I am Mister Rogers

Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos


I am Mister Rogers

About the Book

Beloved children's television host Fred Rogers is the 31st hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 9.

As a shy, young boy, Fred Rogers found comfort in telling stories through puppets. When television grew in popularity, he knew he wanted to create a show that encouraged kindness and goodness. His show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood shaped modern television and cemented his legacy.

This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big.

Included in each book are:  

A timeline of key events in the hero’s history  Photos that bring the story more fully to life  Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorableChildhood moments that influenced the hero  Facts that make great conversation-starters  A virtue this person embodies: Fred Rogers' success through kindness is highlighted. 
You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

Product Details

On sale: October 31, 2023
Age: 5-9 years
Grade: Grades K-4
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593533307
Reading level: Lexile: 670L | Fountas/Pinnell: P

Author Bio

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The Nazi Conspiracy, and a number of suspense novels like The Escape Artist. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his is History Channel television show Brad Meltzer's Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.

Christopher Eliopoulos has worked on thousands of comics, including the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem. He is the author/illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming! He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons (when the boys are home from college).


"An affectionate glimpse into the life of beloved Fred Rogers. What sets this biography apart is its remarkable ability to connect with young readers. By delving into Rogers’ childhood, the author creates relatable themes of loneliness, identity, and the pursuit of dreams that will resonate with readers. It feels as though the book itself is a special episode of the show, making it even more engaging." —School Library Journal